The table below looks at the statistics for SQL Server skills in IT jobs advertised for the Manchester region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited SQL Server over the 3 months to 30 October 2014 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
30 Oct 2014
Same period 2013 Same period 2012
Microsoft SQL Server (MS SQL)
Rank 4 8 4
Rank change year-on-year
+4 -4
Permanent jobs citing SQL Server 898 762 947
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 21.65% 20.61% 25.30%
As % of the Database & Business Intelligence category 58.50% 59.95% 63.90%
Number of salaries quoted 806 680 885
Average salary £38,500 £35,000 £35,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+10.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £25,000 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £45,000
UK excluding London average salary £38,750 £37,500 £37,500
% change year-on-year
+3.33% -
SQL Server
North West

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Database & Business Intelligence category in permanent jobs advertised in the Manchester region.

Database & Business Intelligence Category
Manchester
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Database & Business Intelligence category
1535 1271 1482
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in Manchester 37.01% 34.38% 39.59%
Number of salaries quoted 1310 1116 1364
Average salary £38,000 £37,500 £35,500
Average salary % change year-on-year
+1.33% +5.63%
90% offered a salary of more than £27,500 £27,500 £25,000
10% offered a salary of more than £52,500 £47,500 £55,500
UK excluding London average salary £40,000 £40,000 £40,000

SQL Server
Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region as a proportion of the total demand within the Database & Business Intelligence category.

SQL Server Jobs Demand Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Trend in Manchester

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region.

SQL Server Salary Trend in Manchester

SQL Server
Salary Histogram in Manchester

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing SQL Server across the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014.

SQL Server Salary Histogram in Manchester

SQL Server
Job Locations in Manchester

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing SQL Server within the Manchester region over the 3 months to 30 October 2014. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
(Use links below to see detailed
statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
Stockport -6 42 £37,500 +15.38% 14
Wigan 0 30 £32,500 -9.72% 8
Bolton +3 27 £35,500 -11.25% 4
Altrincham -2 23 £46,000 +58.62% 7
Bury -1 19 £27,500 -31.25% 1
Rochdale -1 15 £48,000 +28.00% 1
Salford +7 13 £43,500 - 7
Cheadle 0 7 £21,500 -24.56% 2
Oldham +1 3 £27,500 -8.10% 4
Ashton-under-Lyne - 3 £47,500 -
SQL Server
North West

SQL Server
Top 30 Related IT Skills in Manchester

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server.

1 1017 (59.47%) .NET
2 958 (56.02%) C#
3 810 (47.37%) SQL
4 743 (43.45%) ASP.NET
5 589 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
6 488 (28.54%) MVC
7 484 (28.30%) HTML
8 462 (27.02%) JavaScript
9 457 (26.73%) Microsoft
10 386 (22.57%) CSS
11 385 (22.51%) SQL Server 2008
12 328 (19.18%) Windows
13 324 (18.95%) Finance
14 316 (18.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
15 312 (18.25%) TDD
16 308 (18.01%) T-SQL
17 307 (17.95%) WCF
18 296 (17.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
19 285 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
20 280 (16.37%) Business Intelligence
21 279 (16.32%) XML
22 272 (15.91%) Web Services
23 259 (15.15%) MS Excel
24 257 (15.03%) VB.NET
24 257 (15.03%) .NET Framework
25 252 (14.74%) jQuery
26 229 (13.39%) Degree
27 210 (12.28%) SQL Server 2005
28 206 (12.05%) OO
29 202 (11.81%) Scrum

SQL Server
Top Related IT Skills in Manchester by Category

For the 6 months to 30 October 2014, IT jobs across the Manchester region citing SQL Server also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited SQL Server. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 150 (8.77%) SharePoint
2 129 (7.54%) IIS
3 72 (4.21%) CMS
4 60 (3.51%) Node.js
5 46 (2.69%) MS Exchange
6 43 (2.51%) Umbraco
7 26 (1.52%) Sitecore CMS
8 19 (1.11%) SharePoint 2010
8 19 (1.11%) Exchange Server 2010
8 19 (1.11%) WebLogic
9 16 (0.94%) BizTalk Server
9 16 (0.94%) Exchange Server 2007
10 15 (0.88%) Apache
11 13 (0.76%) WebSphere
12 11 (0.64%) WordPress
13 10 (0.58%) Sitefinity
13 10 (0.58%) Exchange Server 2003
13 10 (0.58%) SAS
14 9 (0.53%) Exchange Server 2013
15 7 (0.41%) SharePoint 2013
Applications
1 259 (15.15%) MS Excel
2 48 (2.81%) MS Office
3 45 (2.63%) PowerPivot
4 35 (2.05%) Photoshop
5 12 (0.70%) MS Visio
5 12 (0.70%) Adobe Illustrator
6 6 (0.35%) Fireworks
7 5 (0.29%) MS PowerPoint
7 5 (0.29%) SPSS
7 5 (0.29%) MS Project
8 3 (0.18%) Spreadsheet
9 2 (0.12%) Adobe Creative Suite
Business Applications
1 25 (1.46%) Dynamics CRM
2 19 (1.11%) Magento
2 19 (1.11%) Dynamics NAV
3 14 (0.82%) Dynamics AX
4 11 (0.64%) Visualfiles
5 8 (0.47%) Dynamics GP
6 2 (0.12%) SAP Oil and Gas
6 2 (0.12%) Oracle EBS
6 2 (0.12%) SAP BPC
7 1 (0.058%) Sage 200
7 1 (0.058%) SiteCatalyst
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle 11i
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle Applications
7 1 (0.058%) FRx
7 1 (0.058%) Oracle EBS R12
Cloud Services
1 36 (2.11%) Microsoft Azure
1 36 (2.11%) Amazon AWS
2 34 (1.99%) Amazon EC2
3 29 (1.70%) SaaS
4 17 (0.99%) Office 365
5 6 (0.35%) PaaS
6 5 (0.29%) IaaS
6 5 (0.29%) Amazon S3
7 4 (0.23%) Amazon ELB
8 1 (0.058%) Amazon SQS
Communications & Networking
1 71 (4.15%) Internet
2 55 (3.22%) Firewall
3 39 (2.28%) SAN
4 34 (1.99%) HTTP
5 33 (1.93%) DNS
6 23 (1.35%) SMTP
7 19 (1.11%) NAS
8 18 (1.05%) TCP/IP
9 11 (0.64%) WAN
10 10 (0.58%) Intranet
11 9 (0.53%) LDAP
12 8 (0.47%) LAN
13 7 (0.41%) VPN
13 7 (0.41%) iSCSI
14 6 (0.35%) Extranet
15 5 (0.29%) DHCP
16 4 (0.23%) SNMP
16 4 (0.23%) SSL
16 4 (0.23%) IPsec
17 3 (0.18%) Wi-Fi
Database & Business Intelligence
1 385 (22.51%) SQL Server 2008
2 316 (18.48%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 296 (17.31%) SQL Server Integration Services
4 210 (12.28%) SQL Server 2005
5 156 (9.12%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 144 (8.42%) SQL Server 2012
7 130 (7.60%) Data Warehouse
8 98 (5.73%) Relational Database
9 58 (3.39%) MySQL
10 45 (2.63%) RDBMS
11 41 (2.40%) SQL Server 2000
12 35 (2.05%) MongoDB
13 34 (1.99%) DB2
14 29 (1.70%) DTS
14 29 (1.70%) Oracle Database
15 24 (1.40%) OLAP
16 23 (1.35%) MS Access
17 20 (1.17%) Crystal Reports
17 20 (1.17%) Data Mining
17 20 (1.17%) OLTP
Development Applications
1 94 (5.50%) Visual Studio
2 91 (5.32%) Team Foundation Server
3 72 (4.21%) NUnit
4 46 (2.69%) Subversion
5 37 (2.16%) Git (software)
6 32 (1.87%) Selenium
6 32 (1.87%) Moq
7 21 (1.23%) SQL Server Management Studio (SSMS)
8 18 (1.05%) SpecFlow
8 18 (1.05%) Eclipse
9 16 (0.94%) ClearCase
10 14 (0.82%) Dreamweaver
10 14 (0.82%) JMeter
11 13 (0.76%) Jenkins
12 12 (0.70%) MSTest
13 11 (0.64%) JUnit
14 8 (0.47%) Balsamiq Mockups
15 7 (0.41%) Selenium IDE
16 6 (0.35%) TeamCity
17 5 (0.29%) Mercurial
General
1 324 (18.95%) Finance
2 86 (5.03%) Marketing
3 61 (3.57%) Retail
4 55 (3.22%) Banking
5 52 (3.04%) Games
6 40 (2.34%) Manufacturing
7 27 (1.58%) Legal
8 16 (0.94%) Law
9 15 (0.88%) Billing
10 14 (0.82%) Retail Banking
11 12 (0.70%) Advertising
12 10 (0.58%) Telecoms
13 8 (0.47%) Automotive
14 5 (0.29%) Financial Institution
15 4 (0.23%) Electronics
16 2 (0.12%) Back Office
16 2 (0.12%) Military
17 1 (0.058%) Local Government
17 1 (0.058%) Publishing
17 1 (0.058%) Pharmaceutical
Job Titles
1 1054 (61.64%) Developer
2 439 (25.67%) .NET Developer
3 328 (19.18%) C# Developer
4 258 (15.09%) Senior Developer
5 234 (13.68%) Analyst
6 212 (12.40%) C# .NET Developer
7 144 (8.42%) Software Developer
8 143 (8.36%) C# ASP.NET Developer
9 124 (7.25%) ASP.NET Developer
10 106 (6.20%) Senior C# Developer
11 94 (5.50%) Web Developer
12 91 (5.32%) Business Intelligence Developer
13 80 (4.68%) Team Leader
14 73 (4.27%) DBA
15 69 (4.04%) C# Software Developer
16 65 (3.80%) Senior .NET Developer
17 62 (3.63%) Junior
18 61 (3.57%) .NET Software Developer
19 60 (3.51%) SQL DBA
20 59 (3.45%) Architect
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 1017 (59.47%) .NET
2 743 (43.45%) ASP.NET
3 484 (28.30%) HTML
4 386 (22.57%) CSS
5 307 (17.95%) WCF
6 285 (16.67%) ASP.NET MVC
7 279 (16.32%) XML
8 272 (15.91%) Web Services
9 257 (15.03%) .NET Framework
10 252 (14.74%) jQuery
11 179 (10.47%) ADO.NET Entity Framework
12 160 (9.36%) LINQ
13 154 (9.01%) HTML5
14 116 (6.78%) Ajax
15 112 (6.55%) XSLT
15 112 (6.55%) ASP.NET Web Forms
16 106 (6.20%) WPF
17 84 (4.91%) RESTful
17 84 (4.91%) SOAP
18 77 (4.50%) KnockoutJS
Miscellaneous
1 136 (7.95%) Analytical Skills
2 84 (4.91%) Computer Science
3 55 (3.22%) N-Tier
4 50 (2.92%) Enterprise Software
5 46 (2.69%) Mobile App
6 36 (2.11%) User Experience
6 36 (2.11%) Mathematics
6 36 (2.11%) iPhone
7 35 (2.05%) Management Information System
8 32 (1.87%) Physics
8 32 (1.87%) Client/Server
9 31 (1.81%) Social Media
10 21 (1.23%) Clustering
11 20 (1.17%) Replication
11 20 (1.17%) Streaming Music
12 18 (1.05%) Inversion of Control
12 18 (1.05%) Data Extraction
13 16 (0.94%) NHS
14 11 (0.64%) Visualisation
15 10 (0.58%) FlexPod
Operating Systems
1 328 (19.18%) Windows
2 69 (4.04%) Linux
3 50 (2.92%) Windows Server 2003
4 48 (2.81%) Windows Server 2008
5 41 (2.40%) Android
6 35 (2.05%) UNIX
7 19 (1.11%) Windows Server 2012
8 17 (0.99%) Apple iOS
9 15 (0.88%) AIX
10 14 (0.82%) Solaris
11 13 (0.76%) Red Hat Enterprise Linux
12 11 (0.64%) HPUX
13 10 (0.58%) OS/400
13 10 (0.58%) zOS
13 10 (0.58%) SUSE
14 8 (0.47%) Windows 7
15 7 (0.41%) Windows 8
16 6 (0.35%) Windows 2000 Server
17 5 (0.29%) Windows XP
18 4 (0.23%) Debian
Processes & Methodologies
1 589 (34.44%) Agile Software Development
2 488 (28.54%) MVC
3 312 (18.25%) TDD
4 280 (16.37%) Business Intelligence
5 206 (12.05%) OO
6 202 (11.81%) Scrum
7 187 (10.94%) Web Development
8 152 (8.89%) Project Management
9 141 (8.25%) E-Commerce
10 121 (7.08%) Software Engineering
11 120 (7.02%) Mentoring
12 112 (6.55%) Unit Testing
13 108 (6.32%) Web Application Development
14 106 (6.20%) CRM
15 89 (5.20%) SOA
16 81 (4.74%) Coaching
17 78 (4.56%) Performance Tuning
17 78 (4.56%) Business Analysis
18 77 (4.50%) ITIL
19 76 (4.44%) OOD
Programming Languages
1 958 (56.02%) C#
2 810 (47.37%) SQL
3 462 (27.02%) JavaScript
4 308 (18.01%) T-SQL
5 257 (15.03%) VB.NET
6 93 (5.44%) Java
7 65 (3.80%) PHP
7 65 (3.80%) VB
8 59 (3.45%) VBA
9 33 (1.93%) C++
10 31 (1.81%) C
11 28 (1.64%) PowerShell
12 21 (1.23%) VB6
13 16 (0.94%) Ruby
13 16 (0.94%) Delphi
14 15 (0.88%) XQuery
15 14 (0.82%) VBScript
16 13 (0.76%) PL/SQL
17 11 (0.64%) TypeScript
18 8 (0.47%) X++
Qualifications
1 229 (13.39%) Degree
2 65 (3.80%) Microsoft Certification
3 28 (1.64%) MCP
4 21 (1.23%) MCTS
5 17 (0.99%) MCSE
6 15 (0.88%) ITIL Certification
6 15 (0.88%) MCSD
6 15 (0.88%) MCITP
7 14 (0.82%) Cisco Certification
8 13 (0.76%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
8 13 (0.76%) Security Cleared
9 12 (0.70%) Microsoft Certified Architect
9 12 (0.70%) MCAD
10 11 (0.64%) ISTQB
11 10 (0.58%) CCNA
12 9 (0.53%) VCAP
13 8 (0.47%) ISEB
14 6 (0.35%) CISM
14 6 (0.35%) CISSP
14 6 (0.35%) MCPD
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 42 (2.46%) QA
2 11 (0.64%) WAI
2 11 (0.64%) SLA
3 10 (0.58%) ISO/IEC 27001
4 2 (0.12%) BS7799
4 2 (0.12%) ISO 9001
5 1 (0.058%) ISO 9000
5 1 (0.058%) Sarbanes-Oxley
System Software
1 54 (3.16%) Active Directory
2 50 (2.92%) VMware Infrastructure
3 27 (1.58%) Hyper-V
4 14 (0.82%) vSphere
5 10 (0.58%) KVM
6 7 (0.41%) XenDesktop
6 7 (0.41%) VMware ESX
7 5 (0.29%) Oracle RMAN
7 5 (0.29%) XenApp
8 4 (0.23%) vCloud
9 3 (0.18%) LiteSpeed
10 2 (0.12%) Oracle RAC
10 2 (0.12%) XenServer
10 2 (0.12%) Varnish
10 2 (0.12%) VMware ESXi
10 2 (0.12%) VirtualBox
10 2 (0.12%) DFS Replication
11 1 (0.058%) SpamAssassin
11 1 (0.058%) PowerHA
11 1 (0.058%) Veritas Cluster Server
Systems Management
1 14 (0.82%) Tivoli
2 13 (0.76%) HP Quality Center
3 8 (0.47%) SCCM
4 7 (0.41%) SCOM
5 6 (0.35%) Puppet
5 6 (0.35%) Opscode Chef
6 5 (0.29%) Data Guard
7 4 (0.23%) OpenNMS
8 2 (0.12%) FortiGate
8 2 (0.12%) Control-M
8 2 (0.12%) Nagios
8 2 (0.12%) WSUS
9 1 (0.058%) Mesos
9 1 (0.058%) Tivoli Storage Manager
9 1 (0.058%) Oracle Enterprise Manager
9 1 (0.058%) OpenView
Vendors
1 457 (26.73%) Microsoft
2 140 (8.19%) Oracle
3 69 (4.04%) VMware
4 51 (2.98%) Google
5 28 (1.64%) HP
6 27 (1.58%) Sybase
7 26 (1.52%) Citrix
7 26 (1.52%) Sitecore
8 25 (1.46%) Cisco
9 21 (1.23%) Business Objects
10 19 (1.11%) SAP
10 19 (1.11%) NetApp
11 18 (1.05%) IBM
12 16 (0.94%) Adobe
13 15 (0.88%) Red Hat
14 12 (0.70%) Cognos
15 11 (0.64%) Symantec
15 11 (0.64%) SYSPRO
16 10 (0.58%) LexisNexis
16 10 (0.58%) Brocade
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + Bonus (10%), Pension, Healthcare
Posted: 33 minutes ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £35000 - £40000 per annum + pension, healthcare
Posted: 47 minutes ago
Salford, Lancashire
Senitor Associates
Salary: £25000 - £30000 per annum
Posted: 53 minutes ago
Greater Manchester
Recital Consulting
Salary: £30000 - £35000 Per Annum
Posted: 2 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: 3 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
People Source Consulting
Salary: £48000 - £53000 per annum + excellent benefits scheme
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: 9 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Uniting Ambition
Salary: £40k per year
Posted: 10 hours ago
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £25000 - £37000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Southway Housing Trust
Salary: £39.5k - 41k per year + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Venturi
Salary: £45000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits + Bonus
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £18000 - £25000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Maclellan Smith
Salary: From £30,000 to £45,000 per annum Depenandent on experience
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + excellent benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £34000 - £42000 per annum + benefits+bonusagile
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Circle Recruitment
Salary: £35000 - £45000 per annum + bonus+bens
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Adria Solutions Ltd
Salary: £30000 - £50000 per annum + Benefits
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Manchester United FC
Salary: Commensurate with relevant experience
Posted: Yesterday
Manchester, Lancashire
Ashdown IT
Salary: £20000 - £25000 per annum
Posted: Yesterday
Cheadle, Cheshire
Greywood Associates Limited
Salary: £30000 - £35000 per annum + bens
Posted: Yesterday